Time Management Skills

Attitude towards Time

  • How different people look at time and what are the implications of this?
  • What mental techniques can you use to increase your productivity?
  • What is the impact of perfectionism on your productivity and how can you manage it?
  • What stops you from starting a task and how can you overcome it?
  • What techniques can you use to avoid procrastination?
  • How to take advantage of "dead time"?
  • How to free your mind from thinking continuously about critical tasks?
  • How can you optimize your day based on your capabilities and your workload?

Planning

  • How to set goals systematically to maximize your productivity?
  • How to set your mission statement based on everything you do in life?
  • Which planning style is better?
  • How to brainstorm?
  • How to plan if you don’t like planning?
  • What is a bottom-up and top-down approach to productivity?
  • What is the best way to plan in meetings to make the best use of time and produce a good plan?

Organizing

  • How to organize your physical and digital environments?
  • What reference system works best and what its critical qualities?
  • What tray system works best?
  • What calendar system works best?
  • How to take advantage of GTD principles (Getting Things Done) to organize your life?
  • How to set up and use your calendar using the latest methodologies such as GTD?
  • How to prioritize your tasks based on urgency and importance?
  • How to use GTD with Microsoft Outlook?

Dealing with People

  • How to say “No” and be loved for it?
  • How many different ways to say "No" and what are advantages and disadvantages of each type?
  • How to deal with interruptions politely and stay in control?
  • How to delegate to increase your productivity?
  • How many different ways can you delegate and when should you use each style?
  • How to handle phone interruptions?
  • How to "engineer" your environment to minimize interruptions?

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